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Museum Folkwang

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Address: Museumsplatz 1, 45128 Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 201 8845 444
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Good Chinese Pics

Actually I wanted to see the Chinese photos. They were great. The photographers still have some technical issues, some pics could be better edited, but it is nice seeing some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Budapest, Hungary
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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Actually I wanted to see the Chinese photos. They were great. The photographers still have some technical issues, some pics could be better edited, but it is nice seeing some fresh ideas.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

One of the big and rich nuseums in Germany. Originally it was founded in 1902, today it is known already internationally. In 2010 they opened a new wing, David Chippenfield English architect designed. There are always temporary exhibitions. We had one with the titel: Monet, Gauguin, van Gogh...Inspiration Japan. Nearly 400 different art pieces gave an overview how the European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I just had the time to visit the temporary "China 8" exhibition, but that was really interesting. I am sure that I will come back to visit the other part of the museum.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you are an art fan, this is a must see! Beautiful exhibitions that are constantly moving through.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Museum Folkwang is a wonderful museum, sometimes with international collection. From now Museum Folkwang offers a FREE ENTRANCE - if there is no international or special collection. There is a parking garage, but if the museum has an internation collection the parking garage is complete full very fast.

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Cambridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Visited on Rough Guide recommendation, and because I have enjoyed modern art in large German city museums. The permanent collection is now free, and I enjoyed an hour exploring an excellent mix of 20th century expressionist and more challenging recent pieces, including video works. My 16 year old was interested enough not to complain. The art is beautifully presented with... More 

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

some very unexpected masterpieces in this museum that has been sympathetically extended by British architect David Chipperfield

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Essen, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

This place has some fine art. I like the Piet Mondrian the most but the Franz Marc Horses were also great. An excellent place to visit, followed by Süd Rock for a couple of drink. Definitely a must see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Volkwang Museum has an amazing collection of contemporary art in an appealing setting. A MUST! I especially enjoyed seeing the latest special exhibition on Japonism, the effects of Japanese art on French/European artist in the lat 19th and early 20th century...The catalogue is a treasure trove!

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We visited the Japanese Inspiration exhibit and really enjoyed it. The audio guide and excellent book do a great job of explaining the subtle inspirations. AND the permanent collection is impressive. What a great museum building and collection. We will go again!

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